addressed. i've invited you again tonight but you declined again. that is fine. don't throw stones and hide your hand. russell simmons, we are in a crisis right now and you of all people need to understand what i'm saying and understand what you're doing. because of what you do and who you are, you have much more influence on young people of all races than i do. so, first. you say i sound like conservative hosts or pulling strings writing, conservatives love when we blame ourselves for the conditions that have destroyed the fabric of the black community. my response is, you should take that up with a conservative or a liberal or someone who is concerned about political affiliation in this particular situation. that does not save lives. it shouldn't matter if someone is black, white, brown, purple, green, democrat, or republican. if the truth they speak is saving lives, then no matter their intentions or background, we should listen, attack the problem, not the messenger.